Why does anyone care whether things are genetic or environment

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  1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years ago

    By request smile

    1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
      Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't care do you care?

      1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
        AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, but clearly lots of other people do. It'd be interesting to know why...

        1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
          Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          who cares....besides you

          1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
            AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            What? I just said I don't care... twice

          2. AEvans profile image77
            AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            He doesn't care nor do I but the question does seem to come up often. smile

    2. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I might want to read what I post...!

      "Why does anyone care whether things are genetic or envionmental" is how the title should read.

      1. AEvans profile image77
        AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's o.k. I have done it too!! lololo ::::::smile

    3. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am excited ! I cannot wait for these responses. I do wonder myself why people care whether things are genetic or environmental, what a wonderful question! big_smile

      1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
        AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ahem, well seeing as you're the one that suggested it hmm

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    The answer is obvious.  Conservatism must be a genetic defect; who would choose to be that way?

    1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
      Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Normal people.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Then why don't they?  Why do they only attract the "special" people?

        1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
          Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Who are the "special people" you speak of?

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You know.......special.

            1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
              Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You're special I'm sure your Mother still tells you that.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Actually it's YOUR mother who tells me that, but she means it differently than you.

                1. Mitch Rapp profile image58
                  Mitch Rappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Mama jokes? Like I said you're special.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Don't worry, you'll always be Momma's little joke. lol

  3. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    @ Ron "special" people? Most special people are normal arent't they? smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If they were, they wouldn't be special now would they?

      Special....  like, you know, Conservatives.  They're so special.

  4. profile image0
    luv.poemposted 8 years ago

    Out of a need for control. People feel that if they can explain why something is the way it is than they can control it.

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. An on-topic response! Alert the press...

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There was a topic?

      2. profile image0
        luv.poemposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Eh.. it happens. smile

  5. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 8 years ago

    Things like addiction, propensity to violence, etc., scientists try to discover whether these things are genetic or environmental so they can be controlled, corrected. Plus things like learning certain things, there are windows of opportunity to learn language, sight, etc., it helps to know how things are learned so as ensure optimum timing on teaching, operations, etc.

    Most things seem to be nature and nurture interacting. It's been discovered that some genes are switches that are turned on or off according to environmental factors.

  6. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    It may not me the most popular opinion but I think people like to believe things that are bad are genetic so they can blame someone other than themselves for the problem.

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Its tough if you are the mother of a mass murderer. Was it the genes or was it the beatings etc...

  7. Shlomo SL Abrin profile image54
    Shlomo SL Abrinposted 8 years ago

    Your question might be better put as "Nature? Or Nurture?"

    Unless, of course, I'm misunderstanding your meaning.

    My humble opinion: BOTH. However, nature plays a stronger role than nurture because it acts without and beyond our awareness and shapes our environment from the inside out. They are intertwined and it is only our self-awareness, or lack thereof that gives one primacy over the other.

    By example, I have a chemical imbalance at root cause for my depression. I was unaware of why I was feeling depressed until some time into my early 30s. My behaviors and social interactions developed as they did because of how others were required to react to me, and how I acted from the standpoint of defense and coping mechanisms. So, I created the environment that furthered an existing problem.

    The 'nurture' began the day I sought help, became aware and took it upon myself to alter my environment, once again, from the inside out.

    The difference is this: Do you want to be the player or just be played?

    Spinoza 101

 
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